Saturday, November 30, 2013

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

[a gritty but imperfect sequel]

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
IMDB- 6.9
Rottentomatoes- 29%
RJG Rating- 70

Dave and Mindy try to live life after quitting being superheroes ,but are drawn back in by a new wave of vigilantes and villains.

Starring- Aaron Taylor-Johnson,Chloƫ Grace,Christopher Mintz
Director- Jeff Wadlow

Aaron Taylor once again gives a good performance as Kick Ass.It might not be as charming as the first but its still enough to get you hooked to the movie.Chloe ,who was a big hit with her Hit Girl role, gives another excellent performance but it doesnt reach the heights she set with the first movie.Christopher Mintz as the villain ,improves upon his earlier role and is quite evil in his performance.Jim Carrey has a very good role in the movie and hes a surprising addition to the movie.But he still rocks it and his final scene is pretty emotional.The supporting cast were all satisfactory.A bit disappointing part of the cast was cutting off Lyndsy Fonseca's role in a matter of 5sec.

The story is where the movie falters a bit.While the movie does expand the universe of the first movie ,it misses quite a beat when trying to tie things up.Theres a poor character development situation running in the movie.Although theres more characters ,there stories are left untold and they're involvement in the happenings of the movie are at many times downplayed.
The ending itself was a mixture of confusion as to how the storylines were wrapped up.
One thing the movie does boast is of a more darker and more grittier type of story telling.This is pretty much presented nicely but the writers force in jokes at such times and it reduces the effect considerably.Kick Ass 2's comedy doesnt reach upto the first ones levels and the sequel loses its way in approaching the movie in a more grittier nature.While romance was a second fiddle in the first one ,the sequel is pretty muddled in that category.Its just not properly presented.
The action was pretty good but pales in comparison to the smoothness of the first movie.

Direction by Wadlow is good.While he manages to put together another tale of inexperienced superheroes ,he fails in finding the perfect blend,which Mathew Vaughn had in Kick Ass 1.The pacing of the movie was great.The story just keeps on rolling without entering into dull spots or dragging sequences.

Overall Kick-Ass2 is a mixed bag.This sequel cant match upto the original but its still a good movie of this year.

Acting- 4/5
Story- 3/5
Direction- 3/5
Action- 4.5/5
Suspense- 4/5
Comedy- 3/5

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